[Etoys] Fwd: Pootle now fully open for translation
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Nov 20 12:22:45 EST 2007
On Nov 20, 2007, at 18:03 , korakurider at yahoo.co.jp wrote:
> Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> At least OLPC contributors are genuinely interested in translating
>> all activities. By not being visible at pootle, we're missing out on
>> these volunteers. And launchpad has not exactly attracted many
>> translators to date.
> Pootle itself seems quite appealing also to me.
> My thought about using Pootle is:
> + We need to manage translations for language that isn't current
> target of OLPC (i.e. Japanese). While they made clear that all,
> languages will be welcomed, it is also clear they are focusing
> the targetted languages, and right now there isn't actually any
> translation project for the language on the pootle instance.
> So some negotiation / walk through / testing will be needed to use
> the langauges in the site.
I guess adding another language would actually be welcomed by OLPC.
> + It seems that OLPC pootle is tightly integrated with git:
> By commit in pootle, updated PO will be directly committed into git.
We can easily move POs from svn to git.
> (other version control system including SVN can be integrated with
> EToys project is using its own SVN for managing POs and very limited
> folks have write access to the repository. Do you really want to
> direct access to SVN to folks of translation project? I think we need
> to have separated baseline and manual merge process controlled by
> developer who is doing actual build.
If you think so, we can have the "proposed" POs in git and the
"released" ones in SVN. I for one wouldn't mind having contributors
check in their stuff directly.
> Etoys could have its own pootle instance if you want complete
Nah, that would be overkill, and defeat the purpose of getting OLPC
volunteers to contribute Etoys translations.
- Bert -
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